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Hospice Halifax

We give you space to live before you die.

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What is Hospice Care?

Hospice palliative care means providing opportunities for patients and families to uniquely address practical, physical, emotional, and spiritual needs while preparing for the patient’s death. 

Every year, Hospice Halifax welcomes approximately 150 terminally ill patients facing the end of life, including vulnerable seniors, people living with physical disabilities, and people who are precariously housed. 

Hospice Residence

Learn about the hospice residence and how to apply. 

Support Programs

View our grief and bereavement programs, counselling and groups.  


See our list of grief and loss resources and additional hospices. 


See our resources and guides for healthcare professionals.

With Your Support,
We Can Do More

In order for us to continue to provide the best end of life care free of charge, reaching our fundraising goals is imperative.

Our objective is to make hospice care equitably available to all members of our community regardless of their setting of care.

All gifts to the hospice, no matter the size, help us reach our fundraising target of $1 million a year.

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How You Can Help

With your support, we can have more hospice beds in our community, expand our support programs, provide accessible education and so much more. 

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Make a Donation

Make a one-time gift, a gift in memory or a monthly gift.

Support an Event

Get involved with one of our events or campaigns.

Leave a Gift in your Will

Leave a legacy of care with a planned gift. 

Supply Wish List

Help us provide care with these much needed items.

Fundraise For Us

Organize a fundraising event or campaign. 


Donate your time as a Hospice Halifax volunteer.  

Nova Scotia Healthcare Foundations 50/50 Fundraiser

The Nova Scotia Healthcare 5050 is a monthly online raffle fundraiser supporting 22 participating healthcare foundations across the province! 50% of the ticket sales will be awarded to the Nova Scotian who purchased the winning ticket number, and the remaining 50% (minus expenses) will be evenly distributed among the healthcare foundations in Nova Scotia who are participating in the initiative.


The Hospice Thrift Store

The Hospice Thrift Store [Formerly the Compassionate Closet] is a unique new to you  boutique that has the feeling of a high-end retail shop with prices of a second hand store.

It is a social enterprise of Hospice Halifax, with all revenues supporting the Hospice’s operations. Every purchase makes a difference!

Shop online and find something fabulous while supporting Hospice Halifax. 

The Compassionate Closet